DIANE BANIGO, CNM, APRN
Diane is a Chicago native but also considers Minnesota to be her home. She loves getting to know individuals and families on a personal level. She works hard to provide evidence-based care while welcoming a custom-made fit for each individual’s needs. She believes that everyone has something to contribute towards their care and enjoys exploring what that is with each client. Being a woman of color, she has had to face challenges of her own, but continues to learn from and advocate for people of all walks of life, helping to bridge gaps within various healthcare systems. Welcoming new babies into the world brings her great joy, and she is grateful to do so in both the birth center and hospital settings.
Diane has worked in a variety of clinic and birth settings both locally and abroad. She understands the need for options and realizes that safe and peaceful births occur in a variety of settings. Diane has worked in partnership with doulas, complimentary therapists and non-traditional providers for over 13 years to bring people comprehensive care.
Her expertise includes normal and low-moderate risk prenatal, birth and postpartum care, family planning, contraception management, acute gynecological concerns, teen health care, STI screening and treatment, well woman exams, and lactation support.
Diane is supported by a loving husband and has two sons who she loves immensely. She enjoys watching movies, taking time for self care, and traveling with her family.